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Solved Insect ID please

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Fat Controller, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. Fat Controller

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    Thanks - harmless I presume?
     
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      They're supposed to taste nasty to birds, but our hens like them. I only find them on rhubarb/blackberry leaves.
       
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        Ta - that one was on a train, so no hens about :snorky:
         
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        • Carlqua

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          People also call them stink bugs, but I've handled a few in my time and I never smelled any foul odours.
           
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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            They come in green as well.:biggrin:
             
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              The jury's out on whether they do harm or not. One or two wouldn't be a problem but hundreds of the almond-smelling green ones constitutes an invasion to be repelled at all costs. The tinkers hide in the washing too :gaah:
               
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              • Gail_68

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                We have them here but if they can.. they do like to get in your home ;) but they're soon on the death wish list :loll:
                 
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                @pete Those are the Martian ones :hate-shocked:
                 
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                  There are quite a number of different shield bugs, they are sap suckers. Many of them secrete a foul smelling yellowish liquid when disturbed/handled, this can linger on the fingers for some time.
                   
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                    They're not harmful to people, as Nigel said, they suck sap and so they can harm your plants and trees.

                    I saw an Australian guy on youtube take a DIY flamethrower to his citrus trees as it was invaded by a larger variety of shield bug they get out there.

                    Tree was fine after that btw but the bugs dropped off it in no time.
                     
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                        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                        I've never found them to be a problem.:smile:
                         
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